House of Blues wants to hold concerts at Lloyd Center




PORTLAND — The former Nordstrom space in the Lloyd Center may soon be home to a music venue as the aging mall works to reposition itself.

According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission application, the company plans to open a 44,000-square-foot venue dubbed Rose City Music Hall. Live Nation did not immediately return a request for comment.

The venue would operate between 11 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. and offer dancing, karaoke, live music, recorded music and DJs, as well as spoken-word entertainment such as lectures and comedy shows.

Lloyd Center manager Bob Dye told Willamette Week that the music venue is tentatively slated for an early 2020 opening, “pending the necessary approvals.”

The application says the space will be fully remodeled and built to accommodate the music hall. It’s unclear which floor the venue would occupy, though the application mentions outside seating on the mezzanine level.

The Nordstrom space comprises three floors, each floor plate coming in around 50,000 square feet.

The mall’s owners and real estate broker have said they hope to bring a grocer to the site’s ground floor, as well as three restaurants throughout the space. It’s unclear if those plans still stand, and mall representatives have not yet responded to requests for clarification.